I just completed writing chapter 8 of Work-Ship. That means the 8 chapters that I wanted to get done actually are done. I have a completed Bible Study. There are 5 more chapters that I could and will write but for now we have a usable Bible Study. On to the editing reviewing and getting feedback. I’ll be posting sections of the study in order regularly on here for review. Please feel free to keep track and comment.
Originally posted on Baptist Campus Ministries at Drexel:
On Fridays I will regularly post about Work-Ship. Work-Ship is my theological attempt to combine what we do as workers with what we do as worshipers. I write on this topic primarily in hopes to better prepare Drexel students to incorporate their faith into their work but I have come to the conclusion that it is also needed for the larger Christian community. You can find several of my other posts on this topic here on this site under the category of Work-Ship or more extensively at my other blog-site Work-Ship specifically designated for this topic.
My last post on the the idea of Work-Ship (God the Ultimate Maintenance Man) dealt with the sustaining nature of God. I realize that this is the part of God’s work that I am least interested in. Out of all the ways God works and out of all the ways humanity can work I find maintenance the least satisfying. That may have been evident in the lack of quality of my last post. From then until now I have intentionally wrestled with this idea of maintenance. On paper I truly believe this is an important part of how God works and of who God is. It is also an important piece of who God made us to be. I believe this I just don’t get very excited about it.
There is nothing heroic about maintaining something. Janitors don’t get medals. Janitors barely get noticed except for when something goes wrong. A janitor might get a small plaque after 30 years of faithful service but that is not a guarantee. We don’t like maintenance jobs because there is nothing immediately heroic about them. They don’t make good stories. Very few want to answer the question, “So Dad, what did you do today?” with, “Son, you know what? I did today the same exact thing I did yesterday and the same thing I do everyday and it was awesome!” It is easier to find meaning in the novel than in the monotonous.